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Participation proves more helpful than give-aways

Participation proves more helpful than give-aways

BY PENNY FLETCHER Things look different this year at Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma. No more standing in line for food baskets. No more hand-outs for free. So how then…

Observations: Silver linings

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN If there can be a silver lining to missing a much-loved pet it is finding out just how much so many people care about things beyond their…

At area marinas, it’s just like old times only better

By Mitch Traphagen In a place like Florida where change comes in the waves of the thousands of people who move here, how things were a decade ago is little more…

SCC songwriters get attention from Nashville pr

BY PENNY FLETCHER When members of the Sun City Center Performing Arts Company performed in Lakeland for a Wounded Warriors benefit in February, they had no idea they would make…

The weather is here…

The seemingly endless stream of thunderstorms that have passed through the Tampa Bay area may possibly have some hardcore sun worshipers feeling the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known…

With a labor of love, he has something to prove

With a labor of love, he has something to prove

Kelly Emerson has combined the music in his DNA from a famous father with designs in his mind to fill some big shoes. It turns out, the shoes were his…

Fun in the sun for many or one

Fun in the sun for many or one

BY PENNY FLETCHER Are the kids out of school, or are your parents or grown children visiting during summer vacation? Could be you’re just seeking a fun way to spend…

New road connecting Riverview, Brandon Mall to open ahead of schedule

New road connecting Riverview, Brandon Mall to open ahead of schedule

By KEVIN BRADY South County area drivers are getting an early Christmas present this year, courtesy of Hillsborough County Public Works. A new road that will connect Riverview to Westfield…

Progress, but bullets still fall on 4th

Progress, but bullets still fall on 4th

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On July 3, local nonprofit Bullet Free Sky, dedicated to stopping senseless injuries and deaths from celebratory gunfire, held its first fundraising event at the Firehouse Cultural…

Obituaries July 11, 2013

Dolores Day Dolores (Dolly) Day went to be with her loving Father July 2, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was surrounded by her family. Dolly was a…

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